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Photo contest: Portland’s worst (and best) detours

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
If only there were a strip of underused pavement nearby.
(Photo: M.Andersen/BikePortland)

Here in Portland, it’s been a summer of detours. And some of them are much better than others.

Let’s help the city make more of them good.

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance, fortunately, has noticed this problem. This Thursday, BTA intern Ruben Montes is hoping to meet with the City of Portland’s Mark Lear and Craig Goodroad to start looking for ways the city can better design construction zones to work for active transportation.

We’d love to give them some material to talk about. So for the next few days, any time you see a detour in Portland that doesn’t seem to prioritize human beings, or one that you think does so well, snap a photo and email it, with a few words about its location, to or text it to me at 503-333-7824.

Reader photos: A vandalized sharrow, a Portland latte, and a cheap tandem

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Not sure why, but I’ve been getting a lot of interesting photos via reader emails lately. I shared a few last week, and who can forget the “don’t share the road” license plate? (Incidentally, the owner of that plate has gotten in touch with me wants to chat more about it).

So here goes, three more photos that give a glimpse into biking’s place in Portland.

The first one came to us via JJ Heldmann’s Twitter feed. It’s a specially crafted latte by the folks at St. Honore Bakery in Lake Oswego…

Reader Photo of the Week: 7 miles, 270 pounds of cargo

Friday, April 30th, 2010
(Photo: Reuben Deumling)


Reader Photos of the Week: Bike infrastructure in Seoul, South Korea

Thursday, December 17th, 2009
Ross Kenney shared this photo of the bike and walking facilities
on the Banpo Bridge, suggesting that they are similar to the ideas proposed for the Columbia River Crossing
(Photo: Ross Kenney)

BikePortland reader Ross Kenney writes to us that he moved this fall from Portland to Seoul, South Korea to teach English. He included some photos and notes on the state of bicycling infrastructure there. (more…)

Reader Photo of the Week: One less pothole

Friday, October 23rd, 2009
One Less Bike Lane Pothole - Scholls Ferry Road, Washington County, Oregon
(Photo by Ktesh from the BikePortland Photographers group on Flickr.)


Reader photo of the week: Ice cream for bike lane builders

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009
Free Ice Cream for Cycle Track Builders
The Bicycle Business League delivered free ice cream treats to the PBOT road crew installing the new cycletrack on SW Broadway on Tuesday. (Photo by Flickr user Portland Pedalworks in the BikePortland Photographers photo pool)


Photo of the week: A bike path underneath a bridge (Updated)

Friday, August 28th, 2009
A living example of an under-deck bike path in Roseburg, Oregon, at dusk. (Photo by Stephanie Noll)


Reader Photos of the Week: Hitching a ride by bike

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
Tall Bike Two-step
Catching a ride on a double-decker longtail tall bike.
(Photo by Greg Raisman)


Reader Photo of the Week, Weekend Open Thread, and more!

Saturday, August 15th, 2009
Tall Bike Tour
Doc, the mechanic at Portland Pedalworks, poses with his steed partway through a tallbike tour from Portland to Astoria and back via Tillamook.
(Photo by Flickr user Portland Pedalworks in the BikePortland Photographers pool)

Welcome to the weekend! And it’s also time for a quick social media check-in: (more…)

Reader photo of the week: DIY bamboo bike parking

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
Bamboo Bike Parking
Reader Tomas Quinones and a friend made this bike rack out of bamboo, rope, and used bike tubes. (Photo by Flickr user TomasCoSauce in the BikePortland Photographers pool)


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